Additives

BASF-Petronas Boosts 2-EHA Output

BASF-Petronas Boosts 2-EHA Output

Lube Report Asia - October 15, 2021

A Malaysian joint venture between BASF and Petronas will double its capacity to make 2-ethylhexanoic acid due to growing ...

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Lanxess Unveils Antioxidant Expansion

Lube Report Asia - October 15, 2021

Lanxess said this week that it will expand its output of aminic antioxidants for lubricants at a chemical factory in Tai ...

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Verdant Acquires Surfactants Maker

Lube Report Americas - October 6, 2021

Chemicals producer Verdant Specialty Solutions acquired fellow producer Baze Chemical this week, further expanding its s ...

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Base Oil Report: Pricing

Lubes'n'Greases - October 4, 2021

In the Eye of the Storm One of the unrelenting concerns for base oil market participants over the past several months ...

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Albemarle Buys China Lithium Company

Lube Report Asia - October 1, 2021

Specialty chemical supplier Albemarle Corp. announced yesterday that it has agreed to purchase Guangxi Tianyuan New Ener ...

Rianlon Gets Nod for Kangtai Acquisition

Rianlon Gets Nod for Kangtai Acquisition

Lube Report Asia - September 24, 2021

Cosmetics chemical supplier Rianlon obtained an okay from the Shenzhen Stock Exchange this week for its proposed acquisi ...

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Dorf Ketal, TriBonds Form Saudi JV

Lube Report EMEA - September 21, 2021

Dorf Ketal Chemicals and TriBonds Chemical Co. announced today the formation of a joint venture that will manufacture lu ...

Tall Oil Demand Said to be Rising

Tall Oil Demand Said to be Rising

Lube Report Americas - September 1, 2021

Rising electric vehicle sales and global carbon-neutrality initiatives are helping drive demand for use of tall oil fatt ...

Ammonia-powered Marine Engines Bring New Challenges for Lube Blenders

Ammonia-powered Marine Engines Bring New Challenges for Lube Blenders

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

Among the many zero- or low-carbon fuels being considered by engine manufacturers to address the International Maritime ...

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Huntsman Boosts Amines Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - August 31, 2021

Huntsman Corp.’s Performance Products division will expand its manufacturing facility in Petfurdo, Hungary, to meet gr ...

Additives Sales Rose Again in July

Additives Sales Rose Again in July

Lube Report Americas - August 25, 2021

Lubricant additive sales volumes in the United States were up slightly in July, compared to June, and much higher than i ...

Aluminum is Auto Industry’s ‘Blind Spot’, says Rights Group

Aluminum is Auto Industry’s ‘Blind Spot’, says Rights Group

Sustainability InSite - August 24, 2021

A new report by Human Rights Watch urges carmakers to do more to reduce impacts on communities and the environment from ...

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New ATC Chief Focuses on Sustainability

Lube Report EMEA - August 24, 2021

Infineum’s Jaquie Berryman was recently elected president of the Additive Technical Committee of Petroleum Additive Ma ...

Lanxess to Boost EP Additives Capacity

Lanxess to Boost EP Additives Capacity

Lube Report EMEA - August 17, 2021

In response to growing demand, Lanxess is expanding production capacity for light-color sulfur carriers – extreme pres ...

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Pilot To Make More Sulfonates

Lube Report Americas - August 4, 2021

Pilot Chemical Co. will expand production of sulfonates, including a range of products that can be used in lubricants as ...

Profits Rebound at Afton, Quaker Chem

Profits Rebound at Afton, Quaker Chem

Lube Report Americas - August 4, 2021

Afton Chemical, Quaker Chemical, and HollyFrontier’s lubricants and specialty products segment all reported increased ...

U.S. Lube Additive Volumes Dipped

U.S. Lube Additive Volumes Dipped

Lube Report Americas - July 28, 2021

Lubricant additive sales volumes in the United States took a slight downturn in June, although volumes for the first hal ...

Axel Invests in Three U.S. Grease Plants

Axel Invests in Three U.S. Grease Plants

Lube Report Americas - July 21, 2021

Axel Christiernsson Group announced on July 15 that it is proceeding with an additional expansion and improvement plan a ...